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Maintenance Engineer (Manufacturing Chemicals) Taft / Bakersfield, CA

  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 2/2/2018 1:52:14 PM
  • Job #: 1801292
  • Location(s): United States; California; TAFT

Role Summary:
About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.


BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.


With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.


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Role Summary:

Baker Hughes a GE company has an opening for a Maintenance Engineer supporting our plants located in Taft and Bakersfield, CA.  The Maintenance Engineer will drive equipment reliability and standardization site-wide while also spearheading projects to support the long-term viability of the facility. As a leader in the oilfield services industry, Baker Hughes a GE company offers opportunities for qualified people who want to grow in our high performance organization. Our leading technologies and our ability to apply them safely and effectively create value for our customers and our shareholders.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Supervises employees who perform maintenance and install equipment used in chemical processes.
  • Monitors, reinforces, and oversees health, safety, and environmental (HSE) performance of department and employees.
  • Identifies and selects contract personnel who perform specialized maintenance work or who supplement department work.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and resolution of acute and chronic issues that arise within the facility.
  • Assists with equipment selection as part of the effort to standardize equipment throughout the facility.
  • Assists with the scheduling of daily and monthly routine and preventive maintenance activities as well as working with operations department to determine scheduling of equipment that requires a shutdown.
  • Utilizes the computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) for work order resolution, equipment information, and maintenance requirements.
  • Works closely with equipment vendors and suppliers on identifying and ordering specialty equipment or parts and objectively reviewing vendor or supplier performance in terms of service quality and timely response.
  • Understanding of reliability KPI’s, ability to initiate, implement, and monitor site reliability programs
  • Working knowledge of piping specifications and ability to craft engineering standards.
  • Handles small capital projects (<$250,000).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • 6+ years working experience in maintenance or reliability.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a manufacturing facility
  • Knowledge of PSM Processes and Industrial HSE Standards
  • Proven track record in diagnosis, prognostics, and condition based maintenance.
  • Strong ability to influence organization to implement changes.
  • Highly motivated, self-starter capable of achieving results with minimal direction.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • Must be able to climb stairs and internally inspect equipment, ie. Columns, vessels, etc
  • Ability to relocate within in the continental US
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
Desired Characteristics:
  • Mechanical engineering degree
  • Previous experience in a chemical manufacturing facility specifically with rotating equipment experience.
  • Experience with Maximo and/or SAP.
  • Working knowledge of applicable codes and standards (ASME Section VIII, API 510 & 653, ANSI, etc.).
Bakersfield / Taft, CA

Baker Hughes, a GE company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring


Baker Hughes, a GE company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Learn more

Locations: United States; California; TAFT

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.

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